Sunday, October 26, 2008

What we have been up to

Emoyln is into osmosis. I keep finding her with her books on her head.
Her least favorite thing is bath time. She hates it so we rarely bathe her (i know it sounds gross) If you think about it she  gets wiped down with baby wipes like a zillion times a day after eating and with every diaper change so she doesn't really get that dirty. But she has a cold so I wanted her to get all the germs washed away. but look at that cute butt!
Now after the bath she is great. As soon as you remove her from the water she is fine. But she did well in the pool so I dont know what her issue is. But this was bath time tonite.
Now even sick girls have to eat so we had some of our homemade applesauce with a ton of rice cereal to try and bulk up!
And lastly since Emolyn is sick (green runny nose, no fever) we had to stay home from the college group Halloween party tonite. Shawn got to go and he decided to be Ashton Kutcher.
Emolyn is looking better right now, less snot, easier breathing, I am sure i will sleep better tonite!
Looking forward to our Halloween party next friday!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

little baby

Well our monthly weight check was today and it was a little disappointing. At 8 months emolyn is only 11 lbs 11 oz. she had been gaining a pound  month and this month we only got 11 oz. Oh well. i know she is still growing and what a cutie huh! She is becoming even more active scooting around and almost always moving, I think she burns too many calories being a barrel of fun!
I made 2 soups last week, roasted red pepper and tomato. it was so fun and they were pretty good! We have also been making a ton of apple sauce and pear sauce with all the apples we got from Randy and Linda's trip to Wisconsin and from a flat of pears my mom bought. It is so easy to make it in the crock pot, what a breeze and delicious!

Friday, October 17, 2008

where there was 1 now there are 2

This is Emolyn surrounded by her new barn animals that make sounds! She loves to eat them. And speaking of eating it will be a lot easier for her with another tooth! Thats right tooth number 2 has come in right next to tooth number one. Its a miracle!
Well in an effort to try and have at least one pair of jeans that fit that are not maternity jeans Shawn and I went shopping at Macys where we have a gift card yesterday. What a disaster. The womens size jeans all come up too high on my waist, even the low ones and the regular length is too long while the petite are too short. An the junior sizes all go too low on my waist, making me get a size larger to fit in to them. I think I might have tried on 100 pairs of jeans. Shawn was so patient and so was Emolyn.
Then we went to mervyns across the street who is going out of business, everything 50% off, found 2 pairs of jeans, the fit perfect. So that was all a little crazy and it makes we want to start working out.
Today I will be trying to finish the top to a miniature quilt I am making, hopefully pictures to follow. But I work tonite so I will be trying to squeeze in a nap.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Emolyns first Halloween time

We took a trip saturday to Schnepfs Farms with the college group at church. Emolyn got tp wear her Halloween themed "BOO" shirt and she was very excited. She played with our new decorative scary pumpkin to get ready for the trip.

Once there (over an hour drive) we had a great time but brrr was it cold!

Check out the next post for Emolyns winter time photo shoot!

Emolyns Winter time photo shoot

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Awesome News

The precious little girl who has been teething for the last 3 1/2 months finally is cutting her first tooth! We found it today. On the bottom, to the left. We can feel it and see it! This explains the whole runny nose thing. It wasn't a cold, it was a tooth! Just wanted to let you know! Oh and she pretty much sits up by herself. It has been a big last week for baby progress. We are growing out of clothes left and right!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Looking ahead

Well my birthday weekend was totally fun. A tiny bit of unhappiness, they found our car. It wasn't really messed up but they found it while we were out of town and so they had to tow it and it was this whole ordeal. But we got it back from the shop today and we are back where we started, only minus $350.
Emolyn had a great time with my mom over the weekend, she was her usual awesome self but mom said she could tell Emolyn missed us. We would call and talk to her and my mom would send us photos on her cell. I think we all did pretty well.
I did hear a lot of encouraging words on my birthday. Fun well-wishing phone calls were very appreciated. I am so not good at remembering birthdays that it is really fun when other people are! And I realized this was my first birthday as a mom! Which is totally fun. Only Emolyn didn't even get me a present, already ungrateful...
We get to spend this next weekend with Winston while his parents are out of town so look forward to some fun pics! And I was not the photographer in Prescott so you will have to wait for those photos too.
So much to look forward to!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

What a gem

If you were thinking this was the face of a guard dog you would be wrong. Maurice slept while our car was stolen out of the driveway last night. Thanks Maurice, thanks a lot.


Well, we have a first. Emolyn has a cold. You wouldn't know if it wasn't for her runny nose. No fever, no cough, clear snot.
Look at those dimples!
Oh and she has been sleeping a lot. Lots of naps. I had what I can only think is the stomach flu on tuesday starting at 2 AM. So Emolyn took a lot of naps with me tuesday and wednessday. But she has been in a great mood. You would never know she as under the weather.
But we want her healthy by this weekend because this is our first weekend away from her! We are going up to Prescott for my birthday and Emolyn is staying home with grandma Beckie. I am sure we will all have a great time.